Bairnsdale - Victoria, Australia

Location of Bairnsdale, Victoria

Location of Bairnsdale, Victoria
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The city of Bairnsdale in Gippsland, Victoria is located on the Mitchell River near Lake King. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2011), and an older (1987) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

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In this true colour swipe comparison, colours appear as close as they would naturally to the human eye. Urban areas appear grey to white, trees and grasslands as shades of green and yellow, and water bodies as dark blue to black. The main urban growth areas are in East Bairnsdale, Lucknow and Wy Yung. On the peninsula between Lake King and Lake Victoria, Paynesville has also seen marked growth most notably with the construction of its man-made canal system, and the housing developments within Newlands Arm. To the north of Lake King many rural residential properties have also appeared around Nicholson. Notice the difference in water particulates between images, with the 1987 image having a lot more shallow water particles within the Lakes, visible by the green colourisation of the water bodies.


1987 Bairnsdale true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution
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2011 Bairnsdale true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 427KB]
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1987 Bairnsdale false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of red. Vegetation appears in a range of blue to green, with blue representing more irrigated vegetation. Darker shades of blue or green represent forests or plantations, with lighter shades showing grasslands or agriculture. Bare ground or dense infrastructure appears bright yellow.

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2011 Bairnsdale false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 468KB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011